This tartan was designed by Earl K Ward of Victoria in 1967 and produced by Pik Mills of Quebec as part of the 1966-67 centennial celebrations marking the creation of one colony from the two former colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, and in 1974 it was officially adopted as the provincial tartan by the BC Symbols Act. The tartan was entered in the Lyon Court Book as No. 18 on the 8th January 1969.

The Pacific Dogwood is the official flower of the province and is represented by white in the tartan.
Green symbolizes the vast forests of the province.
Blue represents the Pacific Ocean, red represents the colour of the Maple Leaf during Fall, and
Gold is for the sun and the crown in the provincial flag.


** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.

W/4 R16 LB8 R16 K4 R16 LB16 Y4 LB16 G16 K4 G/8 (STA No. 808 CIDD: 026-08-27888)
W/2 R16 A4 R16 K2 R16 A16 Y2 A16 G16 K2 G/8 (District Tartans)
W/4 R24 LB8 R24 K4 R24 LB24 Y4 LB24 G24 K4 G/12 (Tartans)